What causes the greatest dilemma in companies, which use and work on data? Lack of trust, one would say. In this series, we will cover the most bothering questions related to data and processes occurring in large enterprises. To start with here’s a first step to getting you introduced.
At Synergy Codes, we design and implement web applications for the client's needs on a daily basis. But it may happen we take on other challenges that can have a real impact on reality, other peoples' lives, or even motivate and integrate ourselves as a team. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only forced the transformation of our daily work but has also become a reason to do something good for others. Therefore, when the idea of the HackTheCirsis hackathon appeared, we didn't wait a moment. This event was a pro bono venture under the patronage of the GovTech organization and the Polish Prime Minister, addressed to IT companies whose task was to create tools to assist in functioning during the COVID-19 epidemic. With the programmers at our disposal, a design team, full substantive support from the organizers, our processing forces, and a tireless CEO on board, within 96 hours we created an advanced prototype application called the EpidemicApp. Having all that gathered resulted in distinction in the list of the top 10 best-submitted applications. How we managed it? You will read below.
Gina Carey, an American independent filmmaker, and singer, once said: ‘A strong woman looks a challenge in the eye and gives it a wink’. With the above in mind, we decided to look at the challenges the IT girls face. In the era of growing feminist movements, the struggle for equal treatment, the gradual emergence of women in men-dominated professions, and finally growing into a real Wonderwomen, seems to be a new wave in the development of this future-oriented industry.
January the 24th, 2020 will stay present in our memories as the day we were all fighting the greatest and most terrifying monsters every software developer fears of – BUGS. Oh no, I’m not speaking of those tiny little insects bugging you (!) during summer, but real-life tragedies of misplaced labels, unusable features, app crashes and data loss. In those difficult times of misery and despair, we decided to join our forces in this Synergy Codes event. For one day, each and every Synergizer could step into testers’ shoes. That became a great opportunity to socialize and gain better insights on the currently running projects in our company. But first things first…
You are running one of those big design projects. You have been working on it for a month now, doing research, gathering all requirements, and carrying out user needs and business analysis. You have also run a brainstorming and ideation session. What is more, you have consulted your outputs with the development team to verify the proposal feasibility. You have prepared a series of wireframes of your design solutions to present it to the business stakeholders in a compound form. You know the project deadline is tight. You sent the design proposal on Friday afternoon only to receive the feedback a week later that refutes your design proposal based on agreed requirements and expectations. Does it ring a bell?